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thistle

908d

I'm so frustrated with myself. I don't know how I'm supposed to function. I've been having a pain flare, I'm having a rapid cycling episode. I forgot I had an appointment that I've been really looking forward to, and that's what broke me. I have so much shame when I can't talk. What is it called? selective mutism? going nonverbal? I have gotten so overwhelmed an frustrated that I can't talk right now. I've told my mom before that it's an autistic trait but I still don't think she gets it. I don't know what to tell her at this point. I don't want to make her upset. I know its a completely normal experience for autistic people. I still feel so silly/ childish. I'm so frustrated with myself and I feel like it just pushes me further in. How do y'all deal with this??

    • smiley.rainbows

      904d

      I learned sign language and learned to be patient with myself because living in a neurotypical world is very hard

    • PinkPupButt

      908d

      I find myself a safe space, in my room or with a friend I trust and then I self soothe. I have an oral fixation so I suck/chew on a chew necklace most of the time, I'll put on a show that calms me down and cuddle with my favorite plushie. it's okay to be childish, it's human nature to go to what's brought us comfort in the past.

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